Seamlessly written and compellingly directed by Amanda Kernell, who causes a very much positive impression in her debut feature, “Sami Blood” is a tale of rebellion, ambition, perseverance, and forgiveness, told with a Scandinavian tranquility and sustained by a top-quality performance by the young newcomer Lene Cecilia Sparrok. (3.5 stars)
Is this film well made? I think it's the wrong question to ask, but to answer it: yes, this film is well made. But that doesn't matter, because I agree with it. And because I agree with the thesis my opinion of the technique doesn't matter. I think it has some of the most lyrical cinematography since Bo Widerberg in the Swedish cinema but it doesn't matter because I agree with it. It's all symbol and no story.